Eclectic Renewal: Old Town Lafayette Revitalization Plan
Student Researcher: Lauren Kelly and Ana Rae Miller
Client: Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority
View Capstone Poster
View Executive Summary
This project focuses on connecting the three main corridors of Old Town Lafayette: Public Road, East Simpson Street, and Baseline Road. Challenges facing Old Town include discontinuous street frontage and activity, a lack of safe and engaging pedestrian infrastructure, and the need for cohesive district branding and design. Revitalization efforts in Old Town can promote the eclectic, creative, and diverse community through the goals of placemaking, connection, and activation. After determining priority areas for revitalization, Eclectic Renewal proposes design strategies and concepts based on three revitalization principles: address urban voids, activate amenity zones, and provide wayfinding.